You can set up a connection between Klipfolio and Basecamp 2 or Basecamp 3 to show your project management data on a dashboard. Use the steps in this article to learn how set up that connection.
What is Klipfolio?
Klipfolio integrates with many cloud services and tools to create beautiful data visualizations.
How do I get started with Basecamp?
You have the following options for visualizing your data on a dashboard in Klipfolio:
|Try the Klip Gallery||Use the Connector Gallery|
|The Klip Gallery allows you to track your key metrics using pre-built Klips for some of the most popular services and data sources.||The Connector Gallery helps you get your data fast with pre-built queries. Use this article as a guide to build your own Basecamp data source.|
If you want to build a data source entirely from scratch, use the Advanced section below.
Prerequisite: Authenticate with Basecamp
Creating a new data source? Find your Basecamp Account ID and Project ID
If you are creating Basecamp 2 or Basecamp 3 data sources, you'll need to find your Account ID and Project ID.
To find your Account ID and Project ID,
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Klipfolio connects to hundreds of services in the cloud that have a REST API. If you take the time to learn how to get data into Klipfolio using APIs, your possibilities are endless. Here's a quick and simple overview video on APIs and Klipfolio:
If APIs are a bit too tricky for you, enlist a data analyst or developer to help you.
If you want to edit a Basecamp data source that you already created, check out How to edit or reconfigure a data source, and get step-by-step instructions.
Basecamp 2 and Basecamp 3 API quick reference table
|Data Source Type||REST/URL|
|API Documentation||Basecamp 2 API Documentation
Basecamp 3 API Documentation
Advanced query examples
For Basecamp Historical Follower Stats over the past 90 days:
See the Basecamp 2 API documentation to discover more data requests.
For data on a specific project:
For a list of people with access to a certain project:
See the Basecamp 3 API documentation to discover more data requests.
When you are happy with your query, click Get Resource, and then save and name your new data source. You're now ready to use it to build a Basecamp Klip.